Problems with USB memory stick

Discussion in 'iMac' started by deefer68, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. deefer68 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    I have some info on my imac that I put on a 4gb Sandisk memory stick so I can transfer the files to a PC at work.
    The PC at work does not detect the USB memory stick at all.
    Tried in 4 different PC's and none of them detected it.
    The orange light on the memory stick doesn't light up when inserted to a PC.

    I put the memory stick back in my imac and it is fine, same with my macbook.

    Memory stick was formatted on Imac to MS-DOS(FAT32) before files were added to it.

    Any ideas why PC's are not detecting this memory stick?
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I know it's not ideal, but I had the same problem at college and the only way to fix it for me was to reformat the stick.

    Back up your data to one of your macs and then do a reformat of the USB stick in Disk Utility.


    Having said that, have you tried it in any other computers at your work?

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